Psychedelic Movies

Here is a list of movies with reference to magic mushrooms:


Knocked Up (2007)

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

Youth in Revolt (2009)

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

Severance (2006)

The Tripper (2006)

Borderland (2007)

Going the Distance (2004)



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Photographer: Marcus, L


MarcusL, (2015), f [ONLINE]. Available at: [Accessed 9 August 2016].





The Legendary Mushroom Character


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Title: Nintendo Mario Brothers console game

Medium: Screen Shot

The Goomba is an enemy mushroom character in the console game Super Mario World. Goombas are the most common and the easiest enemies to defeat in Super Mario. They can be killed by just jumping on them with your character.

Even though Goombas are the most common enemies in Super Mario World, they were only added to Super Mario Bros just before it got released. The game testers complained that the game’s first enemies where too strong to defeat so the developers responded with Goombas making the game more challenging and fun. Unfortunately the game was too big to add the characters but they soon solved the problem by reducing the Goombas animation to two frames only and by using the same two frames throughout the game.

Similar Mushroom Shapes

Here is a list of items visually similar to the shape of a mushroom:


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Photographer:  Kehila, J

Title: Wright-Patterson air force base

Reference:  Juventud de la Comunidad. 2014. Juventud Kehila. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 10 August 2016].


Atomic bomb (mushroom cloud)

The male anatomy

An afro hairstyle

A bowl haircut

A smoke puffed mushroom

A bullet after impact

An Umbrella

A wine cork

Bevelled gears

Goblin valley state rocks

A Funny Mushroom

To the best of my blogging skills, here are some terrible mushroom related jokes that I knew, found, and edited.

What is an aircraft’s favourite mushroom?



What goes best with jacket potatoes?

Button Mushrooms


What type of room has no windows?

A mushroom


Why did the Fungi leave the club?

There wasn’t mushroom.


Why did the teen mushroom stay in school?

He didn’t want to get into any trouble


What do mushrooms eat around a campfire?





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Photographer: Skillhause, D

Reference: DodgertonSkillhause, (2016), v [ONLINE]. Available at: [Accessed 9 August 2016].




Mushrooms are Natural Pesticides


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Photographer: Luokexi

Reference: Luokexi2, (2014), u [ONLINE]. Available at: [Accessed 9 August 2016].



Most commercial pesticides are harmful to human health as well as the natural environment. These pesticides contain harmful chemicals such as arsenic, benzene, ammonia, chlorine, formaldehyde, dioxins and glyphosate. These chemicals are harmful to people even in small amounts. Unfortunately these chemicals are in our conventionally produced food, and research shows that these chemicals badly effects our bodies.

Over the last decade we have had a massive decline in bee populations globally. Worldwide usage of pesticides not only effects the air but also the soil and water sources in the natural environment.

Fungus expert Paul Stamets is a leading-edge mycologist best known for announcing and spread the message of how mushrooms can save the world. Stamets was inspired to investigate after observing predatory insects such as termites and carpenter ants avoided certain fungus spores. During 2001, Stamets alternated the DNA of the fungus and modified it to a type of fungus that doesn’t need to reproduce sexually but asexually, meaning the fungus no longer needed to produced spores. This new-aged organism devours insects and also interacts with its own kind before it comes to the end of its short lived life. The fungus not only kills the insect but also grows a mushroom from its body and spreads spores that warn other insects to stay away from that area.

Stamets invention was a great success considering that it is effective on 200,000 different insect species.

A change to more organic pest-control strategies would benefit mankind, animal and plant life, and awesome mushroom pesticides is a good starting point.

Mushroom Medicine

Medicinal mushrooms can enhance and balance the immune system, as well as treat cancer. Research has proven that some mushrooms have a potential anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and liver conserving compounds. Mushrooms has a rich history of medicinal use throughout the world, especially in certain parts of Asia. Medical mushrooms such as the shiitake, Lentinula edodes, mannentake, Ganoderma lucidum and maitake, Grifola frondosa has been used by certain cultures for centuries.

CSIRO, Australia’s biggest food research organization confirmed the health benefits of some of these mushrooms during 2012. The report declared evidence of various uses such as, medical, dietary and other health benefits of medical mushrooms. The association stated that mushrooms are the most important fungi after penicillin.



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Photographer: Hope, D

Reference: Diannehope, (2016), k [ONLINE]. Available at: [Accessed 9 August 2016].